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Illinois Woman Pleads Guilty in Federal Court to False Personification

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of Florida

PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA– Adrienne Eve Williams, 32, of Wexford, Illinois, pleaded guilty today in federal court to falsely personifying an officer or employee of the United States.

During the plea hearing, Williams admitted that between October 2012 and April 2013, she impersonated Northern District of Florida United Stated District Judge Richard Smoak, United States Attorney Pamela C. Marsh, and a certified legal assistant when she drafted fraudulent legal documents that pertained to a pending civil case and were allegedly signed by Smoak, Marsh, and the legal assistant.

Williams is currently scheduled to be sentenced in federal court on March 5, 2014, in Panama City.  She faces a term of imprisonment of up to three years, followed by a term of one year of supervised release, and a fine of up to $250,000.

This case was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation and is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Katy Risinger.  

Updated January 26, 2015